Bolt Biz Kids: FREE! Business lessons for children & crowdfunding for the NHS!
Free lessons on business & entrepreneurship for 7 - 12 year old children, every weekday during COVID-19 lockdown.
LIVE STREAM DAILY - Monday - Friday @11am during the COVID-19 lockdown.
The Biz Kids programme is led by Natasha Courtenay-Smith, a serial entrepreneur and CEO of London marketing agency, Bolt Digital. Tash started BizKids during Coronavirus lockdown to teach her own children and nephew about entrepreneurship, business, mindset, money and creating opportunity, personal and social responsibility and making a positive impact. Soon after starting lessons every week day at 11am with her own children and nephew (Finn, 11, Edward, 9 Annelise, 7), word spread and more children joined the daily class.
The lessons follow a themed format that includes:
"Saved by the Kids" - where the kids help turnaround failing businesses, like a zoo and restaurant, which have been impacted by the Coronavirus lockdown.
"Product Creation" - where the kids come up with brand and product names for things like a best-selling chocolate bar.
"Great Bosses" - the goal of this lesson format is to analyse the qualities of successful entrepreneurs, leaders and bosses.
Successful entrepreneurs also feature as special guests.
There are two options for parents and kids to learn from Tash and join the Biz Kids school:
* Live Classes. Kids and parents can join Tash live every week day via Facebook at 11am. (Parents are required to attend the first live lesson but optional thereafter).
* Recorded Lessons. Kids and parents can watch the lessons on demand any time and complete the tasks at their own pace.
All live and recorded lessons are FREE! to join.
The chief executive of a leading London marketing agency is teaching almost 200 children about business and entrepreneurship during the coronavirus lockdown – while raising money for the NHS at the same time.
Natasha Courtenay-Smith, the CEO of London agency Bolt Digital, started the Bolt Biz Kids live online video lessons for her own children and a handful of family friends after the COVID-19 lockdown was put in place in March. In just a few weeks, that small group has grown into more than 200 in the Bolt Biz Kids Facebook group, where the ‘pupils’ watch Natasha’s daily lessons and share the tasks they complete with other members of the group. As well as learning about what makes a successful entrepreneur, the Biz Kids children are also discovering how business can be used as a force for good – by raising money for the NHS while they learn.
Natasha said: “I’ve always believed that traditional education is lacking a curriculum on business and entrepreneurship for younger children.
“So, Bolt Biz Kids was created both as a vehicle to try to change that and to give my children and some of their friends something fun and educational to do during the coronavirus lockdown.
“I think it’s so important that children learn about key aspects of business, like managing money and mindset, as well as learning about how businesses can really make a difference from a philanthropic perspective, too.
“So, the Bolt Biz Kids are also crowdfunding for the NHS and our aim is raise £1,000 for the brilliant people who are taking such amazing care of us all during these challenging times.”
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